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Ranil congratulates Trump over Al-Baghdadi death

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated President Donald Trump on the successful operation to kill the ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.


State Intelligence Service should be blamed for Easter massacre – Parliamentary Committee

The Director of the State Intelligence Service, Nilantha Jayawardena, “bears the greatest responsibility” in the failure to prevent or mitigate the effects of the Easter Sunday attacks on Churches and Hotels, a Parliamentary investigation has found.


“I did it my way,” says Fonseka of the war victory

Former Army Commander and current United National Front Member of Parliament Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that during the final years of the separatist war he took all the strategic and battlefield decisions himself and did not take directions from anyone.


Sri Lanka overcame hostile forces due to the bravery of troops -Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said it was because of the great dedications by the brave soldiers that Sri Lanka has been able to overcome all hostilities against it at all times.


Colombo defends Shavendra’s record at UN

Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ravinatha Aryasinha stoutly defends the Army Commander and accused the UN of "cherry-picking..which bears hallmarks of politicization of a sacred duty."


Sirisena tells PSC he was not forewarned about Easter attacks

President Sirisena blames Hemasiri Fernando and Pujith Jayasundera for all the lapses during the Easter Sunday massacre


Amnesty slams Lanka for promoting officers accused of war crimes

The International Human Rights watchdog points to the appointment of Shavendra Silva as Army Commander and promotions given to accused Navymen


Former Navy and Air chiefs get highest honorary ranks

Former Navy Commander Karannagoda becomes 'Admiral of the Fleet' and Former SLAF Commander becomes 'Marshall of the Sri Lanka Air Force'


Defence Ministry says reports of possible attack are fake

The Defence Ministry is calling reports of a possible attack similar to the Easter Sunday strikes now circulating on social media are incorrect.


Cabinet nod for new counter-terrorism laws

The Cabinet of Ministers a proposal yesterday to amend existing counter-terror laws or introduce fresh legislation to combat new forms of terrorism.


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